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Michael Brown—the world responds

“Arrest Darren Wilson now! Get the warrant, knock down his door, handcuff him, perp-walk him, arraign him, indict him, convict him. Nothing less.” These are the words of respected activist Rosa Clemente, teaching assistant at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Grace Jamaican jerk festival hots up NYC

New York City’s 4th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival heated up Roy Wilkins Park in Queens Sunday, July 20. Never was so much family-friendly fun had by so many. The place was “ram” with each and everybody from the tristate and beyond. Some folk traveled from as far as Canada to partake in the world famous jerk cuisine.

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Is police brutality a national epidemic?

While heavy armored vehicles roll down the streets of Missouri, the outrage simmering dangerously over the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown has gone viral.

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Old-school hip-hop celebrates Brooklyn MLK Concert Series

“If you’re 25, 35 or over—stand up!” said Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee. He kept the crowd of thousands hyped and rocking to old-school hip-hop Monday night at the crazy 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. concert series at Wingate Park in Brooklyn.

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Activists demand: ‘Bratton must go!’

“Brother Eric Garner no longer breathes courtesy of banned NYPD chokehold. Rest in power,” said filmmaker Spike Lee on Instagram.

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Kayden's Courageous Fight Despite Adversary

Kayden was born prematurely with a life-threatening birth defect called an omphalocele. It is a rare condition in which the intestines and organs develop outside of the baby’s abdomen. In the United States, more than 700 babies a year and 1 in 5,000 are born with this defect. Last January, further complications caused Kayden to lose his right leg and left foot. He also had two abdominal surgeries.

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War On Summer Violence Begins

Gun violence is ripping through the nation. While it’s only the second weekend in July, already the shootings are mounting. Some folks walk around saying, “Parks aren’t safe. Walking to the store isn’t safe. Chilling on the block isn’t always safe.” Stats speak to a frightening gun violence surge.

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Reparations paid to Central Park Five

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio finally made good on his campaign promise concerning the “Central Park Five.”

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NYC to pay 40 Million Dollar Settlement to 'Central Park Five'

City Comptroller Scott Stringer signs off on "Central Park 5" $40 million settlement.

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More kidnappings and bombings in Nigeria; NY activists respond

Just at press time, details were announced of an explosion in a shopping mall in Emmab Plaza in Wuse II, Abuja. At least 20 people were killed. This cycle of violence continues as citizens continue to rally and fight back in the wake of radical Islamist group Boko Haram’s vicious reign of terror.



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